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Abihud meaning

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🔼The name Abihud in the Bible

There's only one Abihud in the Bible and he doesn't have much of a role. He's mentioned in a genealogy as the son of Bela, the first born of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:1). In the New Testament occurs one Abiud, son of Zerubbabel, in the genealogy of Christ (Matthew 1:13). The name Abiud is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Abihud.

🔼Etymology of the name Abihud

The name Abihud consists of two distinct elements. The first part comes from the familiar word אב (ab), meaning father:

The post-fixed letter י (yod) creates a possessive form and אבי means my father, or father of, depending on the context.

The second part of the name Abihud comes from either of the words הוד (hod), meaning majesty, or ידה (yada), meaning to praise:

🔼Abihud meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary take the meaning of Abihud from the noun הוד (hod). Hence NOBSE reads The Father Is Majesty and BDB has My Father Is Majesty.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names sees more in the verb ידה (yada), and reads Father Of Praise.

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